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Kim Boutin named Canada’s flag-bearer for 2018 Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Kim Boutin named Canadian flag bearer for Winter Olympics closing ceremonies
WATCH ABOVE: Canadian speed skater Kim Boutin was named as the country's flag bearer for the Winter Olympics closing ceremonies and described Saturday how she found out and that it was a "great honour."

PYEONGCHANG – Kim Boutin will be Canada’s flag bearer at the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Olympics.

The 23-year-old from Sherbrooke, Que., carried on Canada’s strong tradition in short-track speedskating, racing to three medals in Pyeongchang  — silver in the 1,000 metres, and bronze in both the 500 and 1,500.

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It was a roller-coaster Games for Boutin, who received death threats on social media after the South Korean star Minjeong Choi was disqualified in the 500. Some South Korean fans blamed Boutin.

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Kim Boutin says she’s grown in sport at Olympics, expresses surprise over being named flag bearer
Kim Boutin says she’s grown in sport at Olympics, expresses surprise over being named flag bearer

Ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were Canada’s flag bearers at the opening ceremony.

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